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Impact Church of God
205 W. Danville Street
South hill, VA 23970
(434) 447-8508

VDSS Contact: Kandra Brown (804) 929-3771

Inspection Date: March 16, 2017

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures

Technical Assistance:
None

Comments:
The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced complaint inspection on 3/16/17 in response to a complaint received by our department on 3/3/17. The inspector was on site from 3:20 p. m. to 4:50 p. m. The allegations in the complaint involved inadequate supervision of children, inadequate staff-to-child ratios and the center allowing bullying in the school-age room. Classroom observations were conducted, interviews with appropriate staff and observation of documentation was reviewed. The preponderance of the evidence gathered during the investigation supports some of the allegations and therefore the complaint is determined valid. See the violation notice for more detail. If you have any questions, please contact the licensing inspector at 804-662-9716.

Violations:
Standard #: 63.2-1716-A
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observation on 3/16/17, the center did not ensure that the capacity in the center's Statement of Intent signed on 6/21/16 was implemented. Evidence: On 3/16/17 at approximately 3:30 p .m., there were 47 children and 3 adults in the building. The total capacity listed on the Statement of Intent for the center is 49 children. However, the certificate of occupancy allows for 49 people (children and adults) at any one time and the exemption letter dated 8/20/16-8/19/17 authorizes services to be provided to a maximum of 43 children with no more than five children under 2 1/2 years at any one time.

Plan of Correction: Make sure shuttle bus starts daily to shuttle kids ages 9-12 years to park or library daily. Shuttle bus had to be jumped so this made our kids over 15 min.

Standard #: 63.2-1716-A-3-a
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on observations the center did not maintain appropriate staff to child ratios for children ages 0-24 months. Evidence: On 3/16/17, there was one staff supervising six children with the youngest child being 18 months. The appropriate staff-to-child ratio for birth -24 months is one staff to four children. Staff (#2) was holding one child while the other five children were scattered throughout the room. When staff (#2) was asked how old the youngest child was in her class, she told the inspector the child was 12 months and the oldest child was two years, and we confirmed that there were six children in her care. Later when discussing this matter with staff (#3) the inspector was told that the youngest child enrolled in the program is 18 months and that there are only five children under 2 1/2 years. Staff (#3) stated that she did not know why there were six children in this class or who the sixth child was.

Plan of Correction: We only have 18 months to 12 years . Advised employees that if they do not know age of child to ask the Director. Staff called in at last minute make sure we have plenty of trained, dependable back-up when needed.

Standard #: 63.2-1716-A-3-b
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on observations the center did not maintain appropriate staff to child ratios for children ages 3-4 years. Evidence: On 3/16/17, there was one staff supervising 16 children ages 3-4 years. The appropriate staff-to-child ratio for two-six years is one staff to ten children.

Plan of Correction: Will hire and train dependable staff when we have staff to call in last minute.

Standard #: 63.2-1716-B-2
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on observations the center did not provide appropriate supervision or ensure children's safety. Evidence: On 3/16/17, between 3:20 p. m. and 3:40 p. m. the inspector observed the following: When walking into the center from the front door (W. Danville Street entrance), there is a large open space. This space was being used with children ages (3-4 years). There were several tiers of cots stacked up on the right side of the room with the highest tier being approximately four feet from the hardwood floor. There was a stage along the left side of the room that is approximately three feet high. One staff (#1)was trying to supervise 16 children (ages 3-4 years) plus an eleven month old child (not enrolled in the program) that was in a walker. The 16 children were observed running all over the room. Some of the children were climbing up the tier of cots, rolling off and climbing back up on the cots. Some of the children were running up the steps to the stage and then running around on the stage near the edges of the stage completely out of control of supervising staff. The inspector observed a child throwing a chair off of the stage into the open space at floor level just missing several children. Staff (#1) was trying to get the children that were on the stage under control, while also trying to protect the eleven month child that was rolling around in a walker on the floor. A second staff (#3) did not arrive to the center until 3:40 p. m.

Plan of Correction: We will make sure that we have dependable back up for staff that call in at the last minute. Also, the shuttle bus will be started early so a staff does not have to leave the building to jump start the vehicle. Children are split in open gym and classroom and they will not be all together.

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